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Within the limitations of Yambo's handicap and quest, Eco creates wondrous variety, wringing surprise and delight from such shamelessly hackneyed plot twists as the discovery of a hidden room. Illustrated with the cartoons, sheet music covers, and book jackets that Yambo uncovers in his search, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana can be read as a love letter to literature, a layered excavation of an Italian boyhood of the 1940s, and a sly meditation on human consciousness. Both playful and reverent, it stands with The Name of the Rose and The Island of the Day Before as among Eco's most successful novels. --Regina Marler
If you wandered eagerly through the pages of thirties comic books, if you lived through the forties, if you watched movie after movie in the fifties, then this book is definitely... Read morePublished 3 days ago by JOHN A. BROUSSARD
I plan on buying more books! I ordered the book and it was on my porch in 7 days! :-)Published 8 months ago by Christopher Johnston
Umberto Eco's novel "The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana" is about Yambo, a sixty-something book dealer in Milan, who suffers an injury that leaves him without his... Read morePublished 22 months ago by B. Adducchio
I have read all of Eco's novels and they are intelligent reading. Sometimes he weaves a story that we just can't resist. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by StillReadingBob
Have you ever wanted to listen to someone's every thought? Neither have I. But that's what Eco gives us in The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by C Hill
Eco has that uncanny way of writing in that it is though he is speaking directly to you. Great book and wonderful addition to my collection.Published on January 12, 2013 by Patsy E. Ray
I found this novel discounted down to $1 at a CLOTHING resale store (don't ask me which), and it's likely the best dollar I've ever spent! Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Molly Pierson
I've been wanting to read Umberto Eco for a while, and though the book I had in mind was The Name of the Rose, I couldn't find it in any of the bookstores I looked in, so I picked... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Black Plum
The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana is about a man who loses his autobiographical memory, but retains his general knowledge, particularly of literature and popular culture. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Ash Ryan